The Westlake Porter Public Library Has a RENEWAL Levy on the May 7, 2013 Ballot – Issue 15.

Westlake Porter Library

This levy is a RENEWAL.

Issue 15 is a property tax renewal that pays for the operating expenses of the Westlake Porter Public Library. This is not an increase, but a renewal of the levy that voters approved in 2008, and once renewed, will be in effect until 2018.

What will this cost me?

Since this is a renewal levy, it will not cause an increase in your property taxes.

Why do we need a levy?

Local property taxes fund approximately 75% of the library’s operating budget. State funding, now at the lowest level ever, makes up about 25% of our budget. Renewal of the levy will ensure that we can keep offering you our many services while continuing to add to our collection of library materials.

 

Facts:

·         Over 243,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, and more

·         Westlake Porter Public Library circulates 5 times as many items as the national average

·         Extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, now open Sundays year round

·         Access to millions of items through SearchOhio and OhioLink interlibrary loans

·         Free access to technology, including computers. WiFi, wireless printing, eBook help, classes and training

·         Free digital magazine subscriptions through Zinio

·         Endorsed by Connecting for Kids

·         1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

·         Community meeting rooms used by 28,000 people per year

For more information, visit www.westlakeporterlevy.com .

Paid for by the Porter Public Library Levy Campaign, Laura May, Treasurer, 1533 Stone Court, Westlake, Ohio 44145.

 

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